Okay, so I know that it’s normally bacon that accompanies maple syrup, but hey, we like to mix it up as best we can and this is no exception, with our Slimming World Maple Chicken recipe. Though you can use thighs for this, we prefer chicken drumsticks. I know boneless thighs are all the rage at the moment, but I think they’re too fiddly and expensive for what you get. You just pick up a drumstick and sink your teeth into it. There’s something about the caveman eats that clearly appeals to me.
Seriously now, drumsticks are cheap, versatile and they are incredibly tasty. Eating them on Slimming World does require a bit of effort, with taking the skin off. Nothing a good pair of kitchen scissors won’t be able to handle though.
These Slimming World maple chicken drumsticks are awesome though and we like this recipe a lot. It’s simple, it’s relatively hassle free and you can make it in advance for those pesky taster nights at your local group. This recipe calls for sugar free maple syrup, which we have gotten from MyProtein (there are a bunch of similar ones out there) and there is half a syn for six tablespoons. We only use four, but we’ve added half a syn to the tally just to be totally on the safe side. If you wanted to make these more authentic, or if you prefer to avoid the sugar free syrups, you can of course use the real deal and add eight syns in total, making it four syns per serving.
Either way, I swear they are delicious.
They’re sweet, they’re moreish and you would never, ever guess that they are “diet food”. We can all agree that this is the best type of diet food. Speaking of diet food, you know you can have chocolate on Slimming World if you really want, right? Go and read our article on Slimming World – The Five Best Chocolate Bars For Your Syns and see which one takes your fancy!
Slimming World Maple Chicken
- 12 skinless chicken thighs or drumsticks
- 125 ml apple juice
- 4 tablespoons of MyProtein Zero Maple Syrup
- Spray oil
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 2 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick halved
- 6 cloves of garlic
- Spray the chicken liberally with spray oil.
- Put it in a bowl with the other ingredients.
- Make sure the chicken is completely coated and cover the bowl with cling film. Leave the marinade at least overnight. Longer the better.
- Dump everything in a roasting tin and cook at 200c for 1 hour and 15 minutes.